Importing files: Some file types (.tex, .odt) only show up under "All files"

Pavel Sanda sanda at
Tue Feb 25 16:29:59 UTC 2020

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 04:58:52PM +0100, Pavel Sanda wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 09:46:47AM +0100, Tobias Hilbricht wrote:
> > Thank you for your quick response!
> > 
> > I have attached the screenshots "LyX_import_LaTeX.png" and
> > "LyX_import_all_files.png", which illustrate the problem.
> Without looking at the code it seems we are passing control to 
> the open dialog of your desktop manager.
> What are you running there (gnome?)
> I guess we need to find that out in order to reproduce.

With looking at the code I have idea what could be the problem.

Could by chance try the following experiment:
1. find of your lyx installation
2. find string "LaTeX (plain)" there and replace it by "LaTeX .plain.", save file
3. reconfigure lyx
4. try whether import starts showing .tex files

This would not be proper fix, but we just check possible culprit.


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